Events

2019 Burns Supper

The Eric Liddell Centre’s annual Burns Supper takes place on Wednesday 23rd January 2019.

Come and celebrate Scotland’s national poet with traditional food and entertainment, including the Immortal Memory being delivered by Miles Briggs MSP.

Tickets for this event cost £35 and can be booked by contacting reception at frontdesk@ericliddell.org, calling 0131 447 4520 or by coming into the Eric Liddell Centre.

Dress code is smart, tartan is encouraged.

Lunchtime Concert – January 2019

We resume our Lunchtime Concert in 2019 with a performance with Andrew Chidwick on the 7th January.

Andrew is a music student at Aberdeen University who has busked in Edinburgh during the International Festival, singing folk music.

He makes his debut at the Eric Liddell Centre, where he will perform more songs with guitar accompaniment.

The usual price of £6 per person applies which includes a soup and sandwich lunch. Performance is due to begin at 12.30pm

December Lunchtime Concert

The final Lunchtime Concert of 2018 has a festive flavour to it as Bill Bryden performs a range of Christmas Carols and songs on our Bechstein Grand Piano.

Come along for a Christmas singalong on Monday 3rd December at the usual time of 12.30pm. Admission is the usual price of £6 which includes a soup and sandwich lunch.

Canty Concert

Immediately following from our Christmas Lights Switch On event on Wednesday 5th December, a special fundraising concert by Canty will take place in neighbouring Christ Church Morningside.

Scotland’s only Medieval music group will perform a spine tingling array of traditional and modern music befitting Advent. Tickets for this event cost £12 (£10 for concessions) will be available at reception at the Eric Liddell Centre and at Christ Church. Queries can be made to Front Desk at 0131 447 4520 or fundraisinggroup@ericliddell.org.

Money raised from the concert will be split between the Eric Liddell Centre and special causes chosen by Christ Church.

Christmas Carols & Lights Switch On

Help the Eric Liddell Centre to spread Christmas cheer this festive season as we host our annual Christmas Lights Switch On event!

With mince pies, mulled wine and a silent auction with lots provided by Bruntsfield Traders, there’s plenty going on at the Centre for the whole family to provide a fun evening for the community!

This event takes place on Wednesday 5th December with the Open Community Singing Group performing carols from 5.20pm.

Mince pies have been kindly provided by George Watson’s College for the evening.

Mazes of the Mind – Art Exhibition

The Eric Liddell Centre is hosting an exhibition of paintings from artist, Francesca Wilkinson Shaw. The exhibition launches on Friday 9th November from 6-9pm in the South Wing. Following on from this, the exhibition will remain open until the 7th December. Please make sure to contact reception at 0131 447 4520 or at frontdesk@ericliddell.org to confirm available viewing times.

More information about the artist can be found on www.francescawilkinsonshaw.com

Christmas Craft Fair

The Eric Liddell Centre’s annual Christmas Craft Fair takes place on Saturday 24th November from 11am – 4pm. This offers a chance for the public to view and buy beautiful homemade craft items from local traders. Entry for this event is £1 for adults and free for children.

The cafe will also be open if you just want to come in from the cold. This is the perfect opportunity to find a gift for somebody over the festive period. A limited number of tables are still available, more information can be found by calling 0131 447 4520 or emailing reception at frontdesk@ericliddell.org.

Lunchtime Concert – November

The Faucheldean Wind Trio returns to the Eric Liddell Centre on the 5th November to perform at our Lunchtime Concert Series.

The unique mixed wind group will perform from a wide repertoire of easy listening music designed to suit all musical tastes.

Taking place on Monday 5th November at 12.30pm at the usual price of £6 per person, this should prove to be an entertaining performance. As always, a soup and sandwich lunch is included in the price of admission.

An Evening of Musical Theatre

On Thursday 1st November, students from Edinburgh Napier University, George Heriot’s School, Firrhill High School and George Watson’s College are performing a wide variety of well known songs from the world of musical theatre in support of the Eric Liddell Centre.

This concert will take place at the Music School at George Watson’s College at 7pm. Tickets for this event cost £15 which includes a drinks reception. These tickets will be available at the Eric Liddell Centre’s reception desk. Enquiries can be made to fundraisinggroup@ericliddell.org or phone 0131 447 4520. Free entry for children accompanied by parent or guardian(s).

This is sure to be a fabulous evening where you can hear some of the most famous songs from Broadway and the West End by local young talent.